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Start Your Fitness Journey & How to get seriously fit for 2024

Start with walking in January – then graduate to breathing exercises, circuits and pilates. With a new activity to try each month, you’ll soon improve your flexibility and fitness, without feeling the burn This 12-month programme starts easily enough, but by December you should have found at least a few activities that really stretch you, …

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How to exercise to boost your mood — whatever your fitness level

Experts offer their tips on exercising to improve your mental health Everyone knows the benefits of exercise: stronger muscles, more energy, weight management, better sleep. A mood boost is often tacked on as a bonus. But there is stronger evidence than ever before that movement not only improves your mental health but also protects it. …

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Walking and yoga ‘can cut risk of cancer spreading or returning’

For decades, many oncologists have remained reluctant to push patients to exercise, but the tide appears to be turning. Walking for 30 minutes a day and practising yoga can help reduce fatigue in cancer patients and cut the risk of the disease spreading, coming back or resulting in death, research suggests. Globally, more than 18 million …

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Feeling self-conscious ‘puts many younger people off running’: ways to find your motivation.

Many of us may want to get into running, but worry about looking silly, or not being as fast as others out pounding the pavement. According to research by the TCS London Marathon’s charity of the year, younger people are most likely to let worries about performance or appearance deter them. In fact, nearly 40% of 18-24-year-olds …

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Study finds moderate intensity exercise is best – a fitness expert explains what that means

There are so many ways to be active – but how do you know if you’re getting enough of the right type of exercise? Does a gentle walk count, or do you need to be pushing limits and doing ultra-endurance challenges and gruelling HIT classes five times a week? According to new research, when it comes …

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People Who Walk Faster Are Reaping Health Benefits, Experts Find

Long-accepted forms of exercise may have no benefit in preventing heart disease, experts say Going for a short “brisk” walk every day is more likely to reduce the risk of heart disease than going for longer, leisurely strolls, according to a new study. Those who walk at a faster pace for seven minutes per day cut their …

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